Riparian meaning

rĭ-pârē-ən
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Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.
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Of, adjacent to, or living on the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond, etc.
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Designating any right enjoyed by the owner of riparian land.
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Relating to or inhabiting the banks of a natural course of water. Riparian zones are ecologically diverse and contribute to the health of other aquatic ecosystems by filtering out pollutants and preventing erosion. Salmon in the Pacific Northwest feed off riparian insects; trees such as the black walnut, the American sycamore, and the cottonwood thrive in riparian environments.
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Of or relating to the bank of a river or stream.
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Origin of riparian

  • From Latin rīpārius from rīpa bank

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rÄ«pārius (“relating to a riverbank") +"Ž -an.

    From Wiktionary